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Old 11-26-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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So here is the story
I work for one of the universities in Boston area. I work in administrationand I used to work for one department until 2 months ago. Then I got a betterposition to different department of the same university. Now, after 2months Igot a phone call from the chair of department I used to work for saying that myprevious supervisor is leaving and they want me to take his position. Theposition is the financial director of the department.
Now this is an opportunity for me that I didn’t think will come so early, Iwas thinking maybe in 3-4 years to get something similar. On the other hand itseems very unprofessional and unethical to leave in2 months after I got the new job specially being inside the samecompany/university.
Any opinions and advises

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Old 11-26-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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Take the job, of course. It takes up to a year (for most people) to really be good in a new role, so your current department hasn't put too much into you yet. When you say yes, offer to put in extra time finding a replacement for your old position. Because you're moving within the same org, the departments should be able to coordinate on the best time for you to make the move.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Fix whatever font thing is going on with your post, and then take the new job.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Boston
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fixed, thanks
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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So here is the story
I work for one of the universities in Boston area. I work in administrationand I used to work for one department until 2 months ago. Then I got a betterposition to different department of the same university. Now, after 2months Igot a phone call from the chair of department I used to work for saying that myprevious supervisor is leaving and they want me to take his position. Theposition is the financial director of the department.
Now this is an opportunity for me that I didn’t think will come so early, Iwas thinking maybe in 3-4 years to get something similar. On the other hand itseems very unprofessional and unethical to leave in2 months after I got the new job specially being inside the samecompany/university.
Any opinions and advises
Of course take the new job. If this is something you really, want you would not question it. It's the business world and they understand. In these times, many would give their left (insert body part here) to be in your position. You're also opening up a new opportunity for someone else.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I don't think they would have offered it to you if they didn't think you were capable. Go for it and good luck!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Go for it. They regard you well.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: 4222'55.2"N 7124'46.8"W
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If you don't take the job can you send me a private message and refer your previous supervisor to me? I would love to make the switch to a university environment and have plenty of not-for-profit and school audit experience
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Take this offer. It is your big break!
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